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  1. Traditional Chinese medicine enters into its dog days

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Kong, bringing her combination of western veterinary training with eastern alternative medicine to help local sick pets, um, heal. 'I got into it because I wanted to find out more about ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Traditional Chinese medicine has gone to the dogs, literally. Pets Central's hospital services now include animal acupuncture ...

  2. Health bites

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the receptor had. Versatility sets man apart from beasts A light-hearted comparison of the extraordinary athleticism of humans and animals was published in the Veterinary Record last week ahead of the London Olympics. In his study, Craig Sharp, from the Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Brunel University, notes that humans can run at a maximum speed of 37.6 km/h. Usain Bolt ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... for my family." The course, led by Tung Shuang, assistant professor at the Chinese medicine division of the University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education, ...

  4. Fakes and leftovers taint the medicinal herb market

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... farmers to cut costs and ensure the quality, Dong says. But most herbal shops get their goods from wholesale markets. The quality of herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine has become so bad that it has reduced their health benefits, Dong warns. 'You go to see a good doctor and expect to be cured, but a good doctor can't treat you without good medicine,' Dong said, adding ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Chris Kilham scours far-flung regions to source plants for a growing alternative medicine market in the West, writes Jeanette Wang Drinks, shoots ... spend all night having these wild visions while the shamans sing healing songs," Kilham says. "It's pretty out there, but it's actually medicine." Such experiences ...

  6. Chinese medicine needs to blossom

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese medicine is clearly flourishing in Hong Kong- the prevalence of practitioners, the number of outpatient clinics, university courses and the thousands of medications available all ... The Institute of Chinese Medicine was supposed to be a focal point for co-ordination, research, promotion and partnering when it was set up with a HK$500 million grant a decade ago. At the time, ...

  7. Chinese medicine- that's the spirit!

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the past few decades, traditional Chinese medicine has become increasingly popular. People around the world are interested in the mysteries of Chinese herbs and tonics. Many turn ... such as herbs and fruits are used. This means there are fewer side-effects than with the chemicals of Western medicine. Although it takes longer for patients to recover if they use Chinese medicine ...

  8. Confusion for buyers of Chinese medicine

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Consumers will still face confusion over whether Chinese medicine products will be legally okay in the city when a compulsory registration law takes effect on Friday. ... of over 11,000 drugs online. From Friday, anyone who has in their possession, sells or imports non-registered Chinese medicine will be liable to a maximum fine of HK$100,000 or two years in jail. ...

  9. Traditional medicines regime needs urgent fix

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Modern medicine has long posed a challenge to traditional health remedies. The Hong Kong colonial authorities only tolerated Chinese medicine, and did not give it the recognition it deserved until the final years of their rule. Soon after the handover, the Tung Chee-hwa administration outlined a plan to make the city a hub for the development of traditional medicine ...

  10. Chinese medicinal plant database online

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Baptist University has launched an online, trilingual database of Chinese medicinal plants to promote the use of traditional medicine all around the world. The database, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, contains information on up to 1,000 species of commonly used Chinese medicinal plants. It is open to Internet users for free and allows them to check ...




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